Multi-Platinum International Superstar LUIS FONSI Live on NBC’s “TODAY” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” On Wednesday, January 30th

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MULTI-PLATINUM INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR LUIS FONSI LIVE ON NBC’S “TODAY” AND “THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON” ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30

The Coach of Telemundo’s Hit Singing Competition “La Voz” (The Voice), Offers a Special Interview on NBC’s Morning Show and Joins the Late-Night Host Jimmy Fallon to Perform his Latest Hit “Imposible”

img_6408Multi-platinum international superstar Luis Fonsi, Coach of Telemundo’s first season of LA VOZ (The Voice), will be featured on NBC’s “Today” (7-10am ET) and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (11:35pm ET), this Wednesday, January 30. The award-winning music megastar will talk about his music career and his participation in the U.S. Spanish-language version of NBC’S hit singing competition “The Voice,” airing on Telemundo Sundays at 9pm ET.  Fonsi will also perform his latest hit “Imposible” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

With numerous awards and unprecedented achievements, Luis Fonsi continues to break world records, cross borders and make history with his music. The multi-platinum and five-time Billboard award winner, who will release his highly anticipated ninth studio VIDA worldwide on February 1, was honored with seven Guinness World Records titles for his chart-topping and making history with his worldwide hit “Despacito.” Additionally, he became YouTube’s “Top Five Most Viewed Artist” of 2018 by reaching more than 7.6 billion combined views with “Despacito,” “Échame La Culpa” featuring Demi Lovato, “Calypso,” and his latest hit “Imposible.” Also in 2018, the Puerto Rican singer and songwriter won seven Billboard Latin Music Awards and five Latin Grammy Awards. In addition to his commitment as the spokesperson for St. Jude Children Hospital’s “Thanks and Giving” campaign, Fonsi is an ambassador of Puerto Rico’s Tourism and is the founder of Luis Fonsi Foundation to help victims of Hurricane Maria.

Telemundo’s LA VOZ (The Voice), hosted by renowned TV personality Jorge Bernal, features award-winning Latinx music megastar Luis Fonsi, Alejandra Guzmán, Carlos Vives and Wisin, as Coaches of the first-ever Spanish-language edition for the U.S. to discover some of the most promising Spanish-speaking vocalists in the nation.

Fans can join Telemundo.com/LaVoz and its YouTube channel and follow Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @LaVozUS using #LaVozUS, and join all the action of their favorite team with the Coaches hashtags: #TeamFonsi; #TeamGuzman; #TeamVives; and #TeamWisin.

About TODAY:

NBC News pioneered the morning news program when it launched TODAY in 1952 with Dave Garroway as host. For more than 60 years, TODAY has provided a daily live broadcast of the latest in domestic and international news, weather reports, and interviews with newsmakers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.  TODAY is renowned for providing its audience with a “window on the world,” bringing viewers breaking news as it happens and often broadcasting from locations around the globe.  TODAY’s longtime home at New York’s Rockefeller Plaza attracts thousands of visitors each year to peer into its windows and become part of TODAY’s broadcast.  Don Nash is the executive producer.

About The Tonight Show:

Emmy Award and Grammy Award winner Jimmy Fallon brought NBC’s “The Tonight Show” back to its New York origins when he launched “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” from Rockefeller Center in 2014. Fallon puts his own stamp on the storied NBC late-night franchise with his unique comedic wit, on-point pop culture awareness, welcoming style and impeccable taste in music with the award-winning house band, The Roots.

 

 

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TELEMUNDO TO DEBUT THE FIRST-EVER U.S. EDITION OF “LA VOZ” ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 AT 9PM/8C

Renowned TV Personality Jorge Bernal to Host the Spanish-language Version of the Emmy Award-Winning NBC Hit Series, “The Voice”

Award-Winning Latinx Music Powerhouses Luis Fonsi, Alejandra Guzmán, Wisin, and Carlos Vives, Lead the Search for the Most Promising Spanish-Speaking Vocalists in the United States

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One of the most influential television franchises and music brands in the world, The Voice will now premiere as LA VOZ, the first-ever Spanish-language version of the hit series set in the United States. Premiering Sunday, January 13 at 9pm/8c on Telemundo and its digital platforms, LA VOZ is hosted by renowned TV personality Jorge Bernal. The highly anticipated musical competition series also features award-winning Latinx music megastars Luis Fonsi, Alejandra Guzmán, Wisin, and Carlos Vives as the Coaches searching and nurturing the most promising Spanish-speaking vocalists in the nation.

Since its 2011 premiere on NBC, “The Voice” remains an Emmy Award-winning ratings powerhouse, one that’s discovered some of the nation’s best vocal talents. The first-ever Spanish-language edition for U.S. audiences marks the arrival of the purest vocal talent competition ever seen. It is now time for the Latinx community to present its strongest dynamic musical voices. Before these rising artists can reach the heights of stardom, they will first need to impress four of the biggest legends in the Latin music industry. Maintaining the same format as the English-language edition, LA VOZ is full of fun, family-oriented and positive first-class entertainment.

“Two of the greatest powers we have in the Latinx community are our music and our incredible voices,” Bernal said. “Bringing LA VOZ to the Spanish-speaking community in the United States is a tremendous opportunity to not only showcase our diverse and unique our musical talents, but also launch the next generation of influential global artists.”

Emmy Award-winning host Jorge Bernal is one of the most respected Hispanic media figures. Bernal’s history with LA VOZ includes four seasons of “La Voz Kids” in Telemundo. Currently the host of Telemundo’s daytime entertainment show “Suelta La Sopa,” he first joined the network as the entertainment news anchor for the long-running news series “Al Rojo Vivo with Maria Celeste.” A respected journalist and presenter, Bernal has hosted red carpet shows, including the “Billboard Latin Music Awards,” “Latin America Music Awards,” and “Premios Tu Mundo,” and has appeared on NBC’s “Today Show.” Throughout his career, he has interviewed some of the most prominent figures in the music industry, including Mariah Carey, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, Pitbull, Shakira, and Enrique Iglesias. His social media presence counts more than two million followers on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The Cuban-born Bernal, who has also been named one of People en Español Magazine’s “Most Beautiful People,” is married to influential stylist and fashionista Karla Birbragher.

Jessica Cediel also joins the team as the Digital Host, a true insider bringing the latest scoop on the coaches and contestants from a unique backstage, all-access perspective.

LA VOZ is a production of Telemundo, Talpa Media USA, Inc. and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. The series is created by John de Mol, who serves as an executive producer along with Cisco Suarez (Telemundo), Stijn Bakkers (Talpa), Tim van Rongen (Talpa), and Macarena Moreno (Telemundo).

For more information about LA VOZ, viewers can follow Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @LaVozUS using #LaVozUS, and visit Telemundo.com and YouTube.

For more information about Telemundo, please visit nbcumv.com and connect through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @Telemundo, using #Telemundo and visit telemundo.com, and YouTube.

PITCH PERFECT 3 | #Watch the Bellas x The Voice Top 12 Mashup Video | #PitchPerfect3 #TheVoice

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Check out the aca-awesome collaboration between the Bellas and The Voice Top 12 that aired on NBC’s The Voice.

PITCH PERFECT 3 – In Theaters December 22

Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series that has taken in more than $400 million at the global box office.

After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth.  But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner, Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins all return and are joined by additions including John Lithgow and Ruby Rose.  Pitch Perfect 3 is again produced by Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment and Max Handelman & Elizabeth Banks of Brownstone Productions, and is directed by Trish Sie (Step Up All In).

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Genre: Comedy

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, John Lithgow, DJ Khaled, Hana Mae Lee, Ruby Rose, Alexis Knapp, Chrissie Fit, Ester Dean, Shelley Regner, Kelley Jakle with John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks

Directed by: Trish Sie

Screenplay by: Kay Cannon and Mike White

Story by: Kay Cannon and Craig Mazin

Based on the Book by: Mickey Rapkin

Produced by: Paul Brooks, Max Handelman, Elizabeth Banks

Executive Producers: Jason Moore, Scott Niemeyer, David Nicksay

Why JHype Should Still Be On ABC’s ‘Boy Band’ | #jhype #boyband @JHypeOfficial

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I grew up during the peak of the boy band era. You know the one I’m talking about . . . the one where it was either *Nsync OR Backstreet Boys. The one where we had posters plastered to our walls like wallpaper and attempted dance moves in our living rooms. The one where we watched ‘Making the Band’ when O-Town was put together.

You know what New Kids On the Block, *Nsync, Backstreet Boys, O-Town, New Edition, 98 Degrees, etc. didn’t have?? A 14-year-old beatboxer who SLAYS.

Personally, I was an *Nsync girl because . . . Justin Timberlake, but I decided to check out an episode of ABC’s Boy Band just to see how the judging was handled even though Nick Carter was one of the architects (you can take the girl out of the boy band era, but you can’t take the boy band era out of the girl). My niece, who is 13 decided to watch it with me and that was a wrap. We both got sucked back into boy band land. Let me also state, for the record, that even the One Direction boys didn’t have the greatest auditions on X-Factor (at all), but Simon Cowell saw something in them that he thought would work as a boy band. Clearly, he was onto something because they grew into their voices and have all managed to put out great solo singles and records.

I want to start out by saying that I’ve always been a fan of hearing people beatbox because it’s just not something that everyone can do. We saw JHype’s audition for Boy Band, where Timbaland even went up on stage to join him and it was incredible. I’m not just saying that because he’s my niece’s favorite either. Here’s the audition:

Now, I can’t sit here and say that JHype ever had the best vocals on the show, but he had something that no one else had (aside from Michael Conor)–originality. My issue is that he knew he didn’t come into the competition as a singer and worked extra hard to improve, but even through all of his hard work and growth, Nick still knocked him down each week. No constructive criticism that he could take in and try to perfect, no recognition for the hard work he was putting in, nothing. The only person who gave him credit was Timbaland.

What should’ve been taken into consideration is that he was SO good at beatboxing and improving with vocals. Some of the guys only had vocals and even those weren’t consistently good over the past few weeks.

One comment that stands out in particular was when Nick said he was concerned that JHype didn’t have the tools they need to go deep into the competition. Are you kidding me?? Take a poll, sir! I don’t want another cookie-cutter boy band like all the ones we’ve had in the past. I think adding a rapper (Michael Conor) and JHype would be so interesting and different! I just didn’t appreciate that it sounded like Nick had it out for Jay from the very beginning. Stop telling him he has room for growth because they all do! I still do and I’m 33! Plus, let’s be real . . . Nick isn’t the best singer in BSB either, but they’re still relevant as a band! Now we can also add a lack of vision to that list.

With that being said, here is my ideal Top Five:

Chance, Drew, Marcus, Michael Conor and JHype

With JHype being gone now, here is my current Top Five:

Chance, Drew, Marcus, Michael Conor and Mikey

I know what you’re thinking . . . where’s Jaden?? I think Jaden is more of a soloist (and a bad-ass one at that), so I’d like to see him do his own thing. Hey, maybe he could collab with JHype & Miles!

It’s no secret that Jay will do big things now that his name is on the map and he has a strong fan base to keep that going. He would’ve been a GREAT addition, but I’m excited to see where he goes from here. Here’s to hoping that Timbaland and Justin Timberlake reach out and mentor him even further! The future is bright for him without a doubt. I can’t wait to see him prove Nick wrong!

On that note, here’s my favorite JHype performance on the show:

 

You can find JHype on social media here:

Instagram | Twitter

And while you’re at it, you can follow my niece on social media here:

Instagram | Twitter

 

 

Nicky Jam Joins Lineup of Superstar Musicians on ‘Best. Cover. Ever.’

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LATIN MUSIC SENSATION NICKY JAM
JOINS LINEUP OF SUPERSTAR MUSICIANS ON ‘BEST.COVER.EVER.’
LAUNCHING EXCLUSIVELY ON YOUTUBE

Competition Series Hosted by Ludacris from
Ryan Seacrest Productions & Endemol Shine North America
Launches This Fall

Nick Jam High ResInternational Latin music superstar Nicky Jam will join the superstar guest lineup on Best.Cover.Ever., a cutting-edge talent competition series hosted by Grammy Award-winning artist Ludacris that will premiere exclusively on YouTube this fall. The series is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Endemol Shine North America.

Nicky — who has over 7 billion views and 9.5 million subscribers on YouTube — will join previously announced superstar artists Keith Urban, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Backstreet Boys, Jason Derulo, Flo Rida and Charlie Puth.

Best.Cover.Ever. gives emerging musicians from around the world a chance for international fame. Throughout the series, a new superstar artist will challenge competing musicians to perform a cover of one of their original songs. The musicians can perform the song in their own unique style as they battle for the ultimate prize: the opportunity to perform a duet with the superstar artist that will premiere on YouTube!

With the submission phase currently open, fans are encouraged to upload a video to YouTube performing their creative cover of Nicky’s biggest hits: El Amante (video in Spanish here, video in English here). Fans can upload their video, follow submissions, and watch the series by subscribing to the Best.Cover.Ever. channelon YouTube, and can learn more by going to TheBestCoverEver.com.

The superstar artist will then pick the one lucky cover artist for a chance to perform a whole new song together. Viewers will witness every part of the planning, behind-the-scenes process as they mount this uniquely special music performance.

Visit thebestcoverever.com to learn how to submit.

Follow and subscribe to Best.Cover.Ever. on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube for all future updates.

The series is executive produced by Ryan Seacrest and hosted by GRAMMY Award-winner Ludacris, who will also serve as an executive producer. Best.Cover.Ever. is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Endemol Shine North America. In addition to Seacrest and Ludacris, Rob Smith (ESNA), Georgie Hurford-Jones (ESNA), Marilyn Wilson and Teri Kennedy (RSP), will also serve as executive producers.

FEAR FACTOR is back! Tune in to MTV on May 30!

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FEAR FACTOR is back and more exciting than ever with new host, hip-hop superstar and actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges.

The new installment will include thrilling new stunts inspired by today’s technology, horror films, and viral videos. MTV is asking participants to perform the most insane stunts in Fear Factor history! Contestants will be put under extreme pressure and forced to overcome their biggest fears while battling it out for the $50,000 grand prize.

Are you ready for the most exciting reality revival on TV? Catch the new generation of Fear Factor, premiering on MTV, Tuesday, May 30 at 10/9C.


El show FEAR FACTOR vuelve a la televisión con más fuerza que nunca! Entre sus múltiples novedades tiene nuevo conductor, la superestrella de hip-hop y actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges.

La nueva entrega incluirá emocionantes e impactantes nuevos escenarios inspirados por la tecnología actual, películas de terror y videos virales. MTV pide a los participantes que realicen las acrobacias más locas de la historia de Fear Factor! Los concursantes serán sometidos a presiones extremas y serán forzados a superar sus mayores miedos mientras que luchan por el premio de 50.000 dólares.

Estás preparado para el regreso del reality más emocionante de la televisión? No te pierdas la nueva generación de Fear Factor, estreno en MTV el martes 30 de mayo a las 10/9C.

 

 

BEST.COVER.EVER. | New Competition Show to Premiere Exclusively on YouTube

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BEST.COVER.EVER.

FROM RYAN SEACREST PRODUCTIONS & ENDEMOL SHINE NORTH AMERICA TO PREMIERE EXCLUSIVELY ON YOUTUBE

Competition Series Hosted by GrammyⓇAward-Winner Ludacris Features
Demi Lovato, Backstreet Boys, Jason Derulo, Charlie Puth and Emerging Musicians Performing The Biggest Hits In Front of Superstar Artists

Winner to Get a Chance to Perform a Duet with Superstar Artist and Premiere it on YouTube

Ryan Seacrest Productions and Endemol Shine North America today announced Best.Cover.Ever., a cutting-edge talent competition series hosted by Grammy Award-winning artist Ludacris and featuring Demi Lovato, Backstreet Boys, Jason Derulo and Charlie Puth that will premiere exclusively on YouTube later this year.  Additional top artists to be announced in coming weeks.

Best.Cover.Ever. gives emerging musicians from around the world a chance for international fame. Throughout the series, a new superstar artist will challenge competing musicians to perform a cover of one of their favorite songs. The musicians can perform the song in their own unique style as they battle for the ultimate prize: the opportunity to perform a duet with the superstar artist that will premiere on YouTube!

Demi Lovato, The Backstreet Boys and Jason Derulo will kickoff the first submission phase, which begins today through May 19th, where fans are encouraged to upload a video to YouTube performing their creative cover of these superstar artists’ biggest hits: As Long As You Love Me (Backstreet Boys, video here), Confident (Demi Lovato, video here) and Trumpets (Jason Derulo, video here). Other superstar artists will encourage fans to record covers of their songs on future dates. Fans can upload their video, follow submissions, and watch the series by subscribing to the Best.Cover.Ever. channel on YouTube, and can learn more by going to TheBestCoverEver.com.

“YouTube is the best place for emerging musicians to be discovered, and Best.Cover.Ever. will encourage these artists to go for their dreams alongside the best in the business,” said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube. “We’re thrilled that Ryan Seacrest will give new talent the opportunity to shine in front of over 1 billion fans around the world.” 

“We couldn’t be more excited to premiere this new talent music competition series exclusively on YouTube. Cover songs are a terrific vehicle to help discover fresh talent and YouTube is the perfect platform to do it,” said Ryan Seacrest, series Executive Producer and CEO of Ryan Seacrest Productions. “These new young artists will also have the chance to work alongside some of the most renowned musicians in the world, which we hope will generate some great experiences for the artists and contestants alike, and, in turn produce some memorable performances.”

“YouTube is the ideal home for ‘Best.Cover.Ever.,’ a ground-breaking competition format that will feature many of the top names in the music industry paired with emerging artists, all under the direction of Ryan Seacrest, Ludacris and our two experienced production teams,” says Eden Gaha, President, Unscripted Television, Endemol Shine North America.

In the upcoming weeks, each superstar artist will be sending out a call to action to the YouTube community, asking emerging musicians to record and upload a version of a specific hit song of theirs. Once he or she views the submissions, the list will be whittled down to a select few.  Of these few, two will be selected to appear in the series and put to the test by the superstar artist to see how they might be as a collaborator on another hit song.

The superstar artist will then pick the one lucky cover artist for a chance to perform a whole new song together. Viewers will witness every part of the planning, behind-the-scenes process as they mount this uniquely special music performance.

Visit thebestcoverever.com to learn how to submit. Follow and subscribe to Best.Cover.Ever. on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and YouTube for all future updates. 

The series is executive produced by Ryan Seacrest and hosted by Grammy Award-winner Ludacris, who will also serve as an executive producer.  Best.Cover.Ever. is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Endemol Shine North America. In addition to Seacrest and Ludacris, Teri Kennedy (RSP), Rob Smith (ESNA), Georgie Hurford-Jones (ESNA) and Marilyn Wilson will also serve as executive producers.

Fun Facts:

Backstreet Boys Fun Fact:
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki came across a video of two guys in China lipsynching to As Long As You Love Me by the Backstreet Boys in 2006. It was in that moment Wojcicki realized that through YouTube, “people all over the world can create content” and encouraged Google to acquire the video service. The world famous video with over 1M views can be watched hereReference source.

Demi Lovato Fun Fact:
While known for her own hits, Demi Lovato tunes have been a boon for other artists as well – a popular cover of “Heart Attack” by Sam Tsui & Chrissy Costanza has earned an impressive 77 million views while Boyce Avenue and Megan Nicole’s rendition of “Skyscraper” has been watched over 18.4 million times.

Jason Derulo Fun Fact:
While best known for his own chart-toppers — his recent video “Swalla” has garnered 108+ million views since dropping last month, setting a new personal best for the crooner — Jason Derulo is hardly a stranger to the covers world, having notably teamed up with A capella heavyweight Pentatonix for an all-vocal rendition of Shai’s soulful 90s hit “If I Ever Fall in Love.” Pentatonix’s 2016 video for the cover has earned Derulo and the quintet over 15 million views.

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Minions – “Competition” Mini Movie

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Are you having minion withdrawals?  Never fear!  Minions is set to be released on Digital HD on 11/24 and on Blu-Ray Combo Pack and DVD on 12/8, and the “Despicable Me” franchise has made an exclusive mini-movie, Competition, available before the DVD release! This is one of three mini-movies that will be included  on the home entertainment releases.

Check out the mini-movie below!

Synopsis: Two Minions compete in a series of escalating games in which both are doomed to lose.